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Bless This Mess Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

6 Episodes 2019 - 2019

When music journalist Mike (Dax Shepard) inherits a farm in Bucksnort, Nebraska from his great-aunt, he decides to move there with his therapist wife Rio (Lake Bell), leaving behind their cozy life in New York. However, their dreams of a nice and calm life are soon squashed when they find out that the farm needs renovations and is currently occupied by Rudy Longfellow (Ed Begley Jr.), and old man who lives in the barn. Season 1 sees Mike and Rio trying to make friends with their neighbors and start working on the farm, but it isn't until Mike comes clean about why he wanted to move to Nebraska that they fully commit to their new life.

Episode 1


Tue, Apr 16, 2019 30 mins

In the series premiere, newlyweds Rio and Mike decide to leave New York and move to rural Nebraska to become farmers, only to realize that the farming life is more difficult that they thought.

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Episode 2

The Chicken and the Goat

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 30 mins

Rio and Mike spend weeks of researching soil revitalization and developing a plan to make their farm successful, but are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman's potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead.

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Episode 3

The Return of Short Shorts

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 30 mins

Mike attempts to fit in with the Coffee Boys in order to get rid of his old nickname, "Short Shorts," by trying to prove to them that he's a "true farmer." Meanwhile, Rio finally gets Constance to open up to her, and she discovers that Constance has a liking for Rudy.

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Episode 4


Tue, May 7, 2019 30 mins

Rio is having trouble adjusting to social and cultural differences between New York and Nebraska, resulting in a few awkward encounters. Through their wild chase to catch an unwanted predator that is after their chickens, Mike and Rio soon convince Rudy and Beau to step out of their comfort zones by getting them to express their feelings.

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Episode 5

In Hot Water

Tue, May 14, 2019 30 mins

In order to afford a new water heater, Rio and Mike must come up with ways to make money since Mike refuses to let Rio's mom, Donna, pay for it. Mike decides to sell their chickens' eggs at the local farmers market; and Rio tries to find new clients for therapy, but the town doesn't seem to want their business.

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Episode 6

The Estonian Method

Tue, May 21, 2019 30 mins

In the Season 1 finale, Mike and Rio enter the "best hen" competition at the county fair with their prized chicken Priyanka in order to prove themselves to the community. Meanwhile, romantic sparks fly between Rudy and Constance, only to be halted by a run-in with someone from Rudy's past; and Kay and Beau struggle with some marital issues.

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